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Endowment Act - Treatment Training

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits, For-Profits, Hospitals, Schools, IHEs,
and Agencies to Train Health Providers Who Treat Victims of Sexual Abuse

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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) - Office of Research, Child Advocacy and School Safety

Deadline Date:

08/16/19 11:59 PM ET Electronic submission and postmarked by date


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit and for-profit organizations, agencies, hospitals, schools, IHEs, and local government units for evidence-based programs that train health providers who treat survivors and victims of sexual abuse. Applicants must complete the required registration prior to applying. Funding is intended to increase the number of training opportunities for therapists and other mental and medical health providers who treat adult survivors and child victims of sexual abuse. For the purposes of this funding announcement, the term “child” refers to an individual less than 18 years of age.

Funding under this category is limited to supporting:
- Training that will help medical and mental health providers who treat victims/survivors of child sexual abuse meet National Children’s Alliance (NCA) accreditation standards.
- Training for medical and mental health providers who treat victims/survivors of child sexual abuse in evidence-based programs/practices. Note: Only training and/or treatment provided to victims/survivors of child sexual abuse can be funded.
- An advanced, topic-specific statewide training for therapists who have previously completed basic training and are actively implementing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with child sexual abuse victims. (One award)
- Other training topics noted by the Children’s Advocacy Center Advisory Committee (CACAC) including: Training for therapists who work with victims/survivors of commercial sexual exploitation of children; and training for therapists who serve victims with problematic sexual behaviors who have not committed a sexual offense.

Anticipated impact includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Increasing the number of trainings that will help medical and mental health providers who treat victims/survivors of child sexual abuse meet NCA accreditation standards.
- Supporting training in evidence-based programming/practices for medical and mental health providers who treat victims/survivors of child sexual abuse.
- Supporting one organization that will host a one or two-day advanced, topic-specific statewide training for therapists who have previously completed TF-CBT basic training and are actively implementing TF-CBT with child sexual abuse victims/survivors.

For information about eligible program activities and expenses, see Page 7 in the Guidelines in Attached Files below.

Special consideration will be given to quality projects that encourage regional and/or cross system coordination of services. Factors such as underserved populations, geographic diversity, grantee past performance, and available alternative funding sources will receive consideration by reviewers. Applicants that provide letters of endorsement from other partners within Pennsylvania demonstrating joint support will also receive priority consideration.

TF-CBT Program Technical Assistance will be provided to all awarded TF-CBT applicants by the Pennsylvania State EPISCenter. Working with this research agency is intended to strengthen each applicant’s TF-CBT implementation and provide early support to ensure a successful project launch. The EPISCenter will be available for consultation related to implementation barriers, data management issues, maintaining fidelity to the model, as well as other areas related to implementation and sustainability. Networking opportunities will also be provided.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186315

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

PCCD expects to fund approximately four projects.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Projects with budgets up to $50,000

Term of Contract:

Funding is for a one-year project period. Applications approved at the December 11, 2019 Commission meeting will be 12-month projects and have a start date of January 1, 2020 and an end date of December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for these funds is open to any for-profit entity, non-profit entity, an entity affiliated with a CAC or MDIT (e.g., public agency or hospital) or unit of local government. Schools (including colleges and universities) are considered governmental units and are eligible to submit an application.

Applicants must be in good standing with PCCD in order to be eligible for these funds. The applicant and recipient agencies’ historical success in implementing PCCD-funded programs/initiatives that met their intended goals will be considered in the competitive review process. Applicants are not required to have a prior history with PCCD to be eligible.

All therapists receiving training under these funds will also be required to work toward certification through their respective developers.

Funding must not be used to supplant/replace state, federal or local funds that would otherwise be available to provide for program-related services. PCCD funding is to be used in addition to other funds that are made available for services.

Funding cannot be expended on programs that will be used for persons committing sexual offenses. Under this initiative, training does not include conferences. PCCD expects that any training proposed under this solicitation will result in a certification or expertise. International training is prohibited.

Ineligible Program Activities and Expenses:
a. Luxury items
b. Conference costs
c. Proposed projects not relating to treating victims/survivors of child sexual abuse who are residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
d. International training
e. Training that will be used with persons who have committed sexual offenses.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be entered into Egrants no later than Friday, August 16, 2019, 11:59 PM, Eastern Time. The original signature page and any additional required information that could not be submitted electronically must be received or postmarked by Friday, August 16, 2019 and either mailed or sent via express delivery services. PCCD considers the United States Postal Service date stamp as the official postmark. (Since staff is not available on Saturday and Sunday, applications should not be sent by express mail or courier service on Friday.)

The applicant agency and at least two users from the applicant agency must be registered in Egrants in order to submit a grant application. Be sure to allow enough lead time so your agency has enough time to work on your application in Egrants prior to the submission deadline. Fax the Agency Registration Request Form (in Supporting Documents, below) to the number below.

- Recommended Egrants Agency Registration Date: August 1, 2019
- Recommended Egrants User Registration Date: August 9, 2019
- Mandatory Egrants Application Deadline: August 16, 2019

PCCD Program Staff will field questions to clarify the funding announcement. Questions must be sent by email with Endowment Act– Treatment Training in the subject line. All questions regarding this funding announcement must be received by close of business on August 14, 2019.

Successful applications will be presented for consideration at the December 11, 2019 Commission meeting.

Applicants must have a DUNs number and be registered with SAM to apply:
- SAM:

All TF-CBT grantees will be required to utilize the TF-CBT agency and therapist spreadsheets located at:

EGrants information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Fax the Egrants registration form to: (717) 783-7165

Register and apply online:

Mail the original signature page and additional required information to:
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Attention: Grants Management
P.O. Box 1167
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167

For delivery via Express Delivery Services:
3101 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Email questions to, with Endowment Act– Treatment Training in the subject line.

Questions concerning the Egrants System should be made directly to the Egrants help desk at (717) 787-5887 or (800) 692-7292, or by email at:

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